Kevin Durant sadly did not find what he wanted out of the Brooklyn Nets. The veteran forward let go of his biggest chance of winning multiple titles with the Golden State Warriors in 2019. One of his biggest reasons was that he wanted to feel accepted by the people he played for. He made the decision to leave the Dubs to lead the Nets.
Kyrie Irving was part of the plan KD had in mind. Unfortunately, his unreliable nature posed as a threat for the Nets and KD. The point guard only appeared for 29 games and the play-in tournament where he excelled averaging 27 points per game. His absence severally affected the team chemistry and led to James Harden’s departure. The Nets were swept by the Boston Celtics in round one.
Kevin Durant requests to be trade from the Brooklyn Nets
After the outcome of the NBA Finals, the Warriors winning a title without Kevin Durant left a very bitter taste in his mouth. He spoke about his former teammates achieving the title without him saying, “I like those dude. Like, I played basketball with those guys and I was a part of that dynasty that they’re building right now.” He may be sharing positive words towards the current champions but after experts keep rubbing it in his face, he obviously would feel a little regret.
Recently, it was announced that he requested the Nets front office for a trade. His intention of winning cannot be fulfilled playing alongside very unreliable team. It is said that owner Joe Tsai and general manager Sean Marks have also agreed to fulfilling his request by searching for a good exchange. The Phoenix Suns is a top destination for KD to play in as they finished at the top of league last season and made a finals run the year before. This means the Suns will have to arrange a package including Deandre Ayton, Mikal Bridges and multiple draft picks.
Richard Jefferson makes a subtle jab at Kevin Durant after recent Jazz-Wolves trade
On Friday, Rudy Gobert was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves as the Utah Jazz had issues with team chemistry. Gobert’s trade was a complete surprise and he is not even the biggest star on the trade list. ESPN’s Malika Andrews asked Richard Jefferson, “If this is what Rudy Gobert commands, what exactly is Kevin Durant going to command?”
The former NBA player replied sarcastically saying, “France.” It comes to no surprise why Kevin Durant has not found a home yet. Teams interested in him as making several efforts to create cap space to acquire him. Durant in still under contract with the Nets until 2026. The contract is worth $198 million which is quiet a sum for teams he is interested in. But for him to not be acquired is almost impossible considering his worth and eagerness to win.